Friday, November 28, 2008

This is an opportunity for the Catholic Church to get its act together

If You Despair, Obama Really Wins
Post Election Comment from Monica Migliorino Miller, Dir. of CPS
Obama's election presents us with an opportunity for deep holiness.

With the election of Obama our nation has entered a moral dark night. As pro-lifers, as Catholics, as lovers of Jesus what is most disturbing are two things that Obama said and did that I believe reveal the darkness of his own moral character. First-- he refused to recognize the humanity of a human being born alive from a botched abortion. He actually refused to support a law that would have provided medical assistance to such persons-- but of course--that's just it! To Obama, even though born and out of the womb-- these tiny infants are still not persons to him and he believes that medical treatment should be withheld from them and they should be allowed to die! That's evil!
Secondly--Obama made the statement--completely unscripted, and completely honest: "If my teenage daughters were ever to become pregnant, I would want them to have abortions rather than be punished with a baby." Yes, he said that! And that's evil!
Yet--such a man who sees a baby as a punishment has been elected president. People actually voted for this guy! Ok yes, this is the bad news and the pro-life movement is in for one heck of a ride! But it's not all bad--that's right--it's not all bad.
This is an opportunity for the Catholic Church to get its act together--to find her prophetic voice and to be a witness against this Culture of Death in a
no-compromise mode.

A few days ago I began to accept that Obama was probably going to win. I had to believe that something good would come of it. And here it is: Obama's election presents us with an opportunity for deep holiness. We are called to give ourselves to Jesus in an even more pure and profound way. We are called to be super disciples--to love Jesus more deeply and work for His kingdom with more energy and sense of mission. That's it!!
This is an opportunity for the Catholic Church to get its act together--to find her prophetic voice and to be a witness against this Culture of Death in a no-compromise mode. That's it. As John Paul II said, "Do not be afraid! Do not be afraid!”
In January (date to be announced) Citizens for a Pro-life Society will hold a special meeting of pro-life leaders to discuss strategy to move the pro-life efforts forward in a moral dark night--and to discuss ways that we can make the Church be that prophetic voice in the moral dark night that God wants her to be. I personally want to thank all of you who have worked so hard to defeat Obama. I know what it has cost you and I know the great sadness that you feel today. But God is with us--never despair. If we despair, Obama really wins!

Citizens for a Pro-Life Society

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pro-life Song

One in a Billion Choices
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International Call for the Rights and Dignity of the Human Person and the Family

International Call for the Rights and Dignity of the Human Person and the Family

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We, the citizens of UN member states, in this year of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the UN General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948,

Recalling that:

The Universal Declaration is a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all Nations,

Bearing in mind that:

Human rights, dignity, freedom, equality, solidarity and justice constitute the spiritual and moral patrimony on which the union of Nations is based,

Stress that:

Proper consideration must be given to

1. The right to life of every human being, from conception to natural death, each child having the right to be conceived, born and educated within the family, based on marriage between a woman and a man, the family being the natural and fundamental group unit of society,

2. The right of every child to be educated by his or her parents, who have a prior and fundamental right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Therefore, we call upon:

All governments to interpret the Universal Declaration of Human Rights properly such that:

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person (Article 3)

Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family (Article 16).

The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State (Article 16).

Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance (Article 25).

Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children (Article 26).

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Getting Shakened Awake by The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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Getting Shakened Awake by The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

I'm in the Phoenix airport and the Wi-Fi here is uneven (- which I find disconcertingly cheeky. Don't they know that Obama has been elected and has ushered in a new era of complete transformation of hope and change?!), but I wanted to send a heads-up for the haunting and eerily relevant movie now in theaters, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

The film is being distributed by Miramax and was co-produced by BBC Films. It is worthy of your time and I think should be a must see for teenagers and perhaps junior high students depending on their maturity.

I generally have a bias against Holocaust films. They have to work very hard to win my recommendation because so many of them seem to just rehash the same issues over and over again. I also tend to smart against the notion that the Nazis were the worst thing to happen in the 20th Century. It seems to me the crimes of the Gulag and Mao and Fidel and the other leftist dictators have been arguably worse. They certainly lasted longer. But anyway, be assured that you haven't seen THIS Holocaust movie before. While we have seen the German perspective, we haven't seen it from this angle.

Dramatically in "the eyes of a child" genre, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is all about the inevitable personal toll that an individual will have to pay for dabbling with evil. Set in a German family in WWII, it provides a fly on the wall look at a family just like yours - two cute kids who are the center of their parents' world, a mother who is proudly supportive of her husband who has just gotten a promotion, a little bit of tension with the mother-in-law who seems stuck in disapproval of the new ways, and a young husband and father who is just trying to earn a living in the new Germany. The thing is, he just happens to be an SS officer who has been promoted to be commandant of a death camp.

The eight year old son, Bruno, provides the point of view of the film, and he does the confusion and boredom with adult politics and inconsistency very well. The inconsistency here is in the parents who are raising their two children to be delightful, well-rounded good people....all the while trying to keep the uncomfortable truth of the death camp at bay.

The two highlights of the film are the haunting score by the uber-talented James Horner, and the key performance of the mother of the family, played by Vera Farmiga. Farmiga makes her character so wonderfully sympathetic to us and, then, slowly unravels before our eyes. This mother is not the stero-typical robotic and barbaric "Goebbel's Wife" we have seen time and time again in the Holocaust genre. This is a human being who finds herself being swept along in the weird and increasingly dark momentum of her people's history. She isn't sure how it happened. She never signed on for it all, but by the time she takes action to extract herself and her children, it may be too late.

I would love to see Farmiga get an Oscar nod for her work here. So far, her performance is the most notable, and compelling one I have seen this year, with the possible exception of Richard Jenkins' great job in The Visitor.

There is a little bit of controversy about this film. Critics seem to be annoyed that it derives its central tension from the threat to one little German boy, as opposed to the millions of Jews. This criticism seems to me to be idiotic. Every movie derives its power by foregrounding the problems of one or two little people. In this case, the point of the film is to point a finger of condemnation at the German grown-ups here, who thought they could "handle" the evil they were dabbling in. In the end, it becomes a snowball rolling down hill that has the same effect as in the life of the Pharoah Ramsees when he perpetrated evil on the Hebrew people. If you do evil, it will consume you...or at least your children.

The film is not at all graphic, but the end is very disturbing. The people sat in the theater silent during the credits. The ladies behind me were wiping away tears. But I think everybody needs to see it. ESPECIALLY - this week when so many Christians have seen their way to compromising with the greatest social evil of our day - abortion. Our people voted to overlook a little thing like the slaughter of the unborn, because of other considerations like economic prosperity, climate change and the desire to have all the other nations in the world like us again. This kind of a choice gets a very dramatic and cautionary treatment in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

I walked out of the theater ashamed of my country, and for the first time in any Holocaust movie, seeing in the German people not a scapegoat of history, but people just like us Americans in 2008. Only we will get judged harsher then they will, eh? Because we had their mistakes to study. My thought as I drove away in my car was, "The only real lesson of history is that people never learn from it."

Strong recommendation for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Sunday, November 09, 2008The Spirit of the Age

That's poet/musician Michael Card above. I have had one of his songs running through my head all week. It's the one from his meditation on the Incarnation album, "The Final Word." The song is about the slaughter of the innocents by Herod. It's very relevant this week. Go here to download the song. Here are a couple verses:

The Spirit of the Age

I thought that I heard crying,
coming through my door.
Was it Rachel weeping
for her sons who were no more?
Could it have been the babies
crying for themselves,
Never understanding why they died for someone else?

A voice was heard of weeping and of wailing,
History speaks of it on every page.
Of innocent and helpless little babies,
Offerings to the spirit of the age.

Now every age has heard it,
the voice that speaks from hell:
"Sacrifice your children and for you it will be well."
The subtle serpent's lying,
his dark and ruthless rage.
Behold it is revealed to be the spirit of the age!

A voice was heard of weeping and of wailing.
History speaks of it on every page.
Of innocent and helpless little babies.
Offerings to the spirit of the age.

Don't trust the spirit of the age....

Friday, November 7, 2008

Fight the Freedom of Choice ACT

Contact, you Senator and Congressman, and tell them, you are AGAINST the FOCA Bill!!

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The Freedom of Choice Act:
Congressional Sponsors

Senate Sponsors of S.B. 1173

Sen Baucus, Max [MT] - 4/19/2007
Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] - 4/19/2007
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 5/2/2007
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 4/19/2007
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 4/19/2007
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] - 4/19/2007
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 4/19/2007
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 6/13/2007
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 4/19/2007
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 4/23/2007
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 4/19/2007
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 4/19/2007
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] - 4/19/2007
Sen Obama, Barack [IL] - 5/11/2007
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 4/25/2007
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 4/19/2007
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 4/19/2007
Sen Tester, Jon [MT] - 4/23/2007
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 6/6/2007

House Sponsors of H.R.1964

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 4/19/2007

Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 4/19/2007

Rep Allen, Thomas H. [ME-1] - 4/19/2007

Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 4/19/2007

Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] - 7/11/2007

Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 4/19/2007

Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 4/19/2007

Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 4/19/2007

Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 4/19/2007

Rep Boucher, Rick [VA-9] - 4/19/2007

Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 4/19/2007

Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 4/30/2007

Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3] - 7/16/2007

Rep Carson, Julia [IN-7] - 10/22/2007

Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-11] - 4/23/2007

Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 4/23/2007

Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 4/20/2007

Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 4/19/2007

Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 4/19/2007

Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] - 12/5/2007

Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 4/19/2007

Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 4/19/2007

Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 4/19/2007

Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 5/2/2007

Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 7/11/2007

Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 4/19/2007

Rep Emanuel, Rahm [IL-5] - 4/19/2007

Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 3/31/2008

Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 5/10/2007

Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 4/19/2007

Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 4/19/2007

Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 4/19/2007

Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 4/19/2007

Rep Giffords, Gabrielle [AZ-8] - 6/21/2007

Rep Green, Al [TX-9] - 1/28/2008

Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 4/23/2007

Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 4/19/2007

Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 1/22/2008

Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 4/19/2007

Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 5/2/2007

Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] - 4/19/2007

Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 4/19/2007

Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 4/19/2007

Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] - 4/19/2007

Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 4/23/2007

Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 4/19/2007

Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 4/19/2007

Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 6/12/2007

Rep Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [OH-11] - 9/4/2007

Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] - 1/28/2008

Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 4/19/2007

Rep Lantos, Tom [CA-12] - 4/19/2007

Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] - 4/19/2007

Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 4/19/2007

Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 5/3/2007

Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] - 4/19/2007

Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 5/3/2007

Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 4/19/2007

Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 4/19/2007

Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 4/19/2007

Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 4/23/2007

Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 4/19/2007

Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 4/19/2007

Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 4/23/2007

Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] - 6/6/2007

Rep Meehan, Martin T. [MA-5] - 6/14/2007

Rep Miller, Brad [NC-13] - 4/19/2007

Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 5/2/2007

Rep Mitchell, Harry E. [AZ-5] - 5/23/2007

Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] - 4/23/2007

Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 4/19/2007

Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] - 4/30/2007

Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 6/21/2007

Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 4/20/2007

Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 4/19/2007

Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 1/22/2008

Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 4/24/2007

Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] - 6/6/2007

Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 4/23/2007

Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 4/30/2007

Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] - 1/29/2008

Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] - 4/19/2007

Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] - 5/21/2007

Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 4/19/2007

Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] - 10/15/2007

Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] - 4/19/2007

Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 4/23/2007

Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 5/3/2007

Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] - 4/19/2007

Rep Solis, Hilda L. [CA-32] - 4/19/2007

Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 4/19/2007

Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 4/19/2007

Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. [CA-10] - 6/18/2007

Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] - 4/19/2007

Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 5/3/2007

Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 4/19/2007

Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] - 2/12/2008

Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 5/2/2007

Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 6/6/2007

Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 4/23/2007

Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] - 4/19/2007

Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 4/19/2007

Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 4/19/2007

Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 5/21/2007

Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 4/19/2007

Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 4/19/2007

Rep Wu, David [OR-1] - 4/23/2007

Rep Wynn, Albert Russell [MD-4] - 4/23/2007

Click here to visit AUL's information page on "The Freedom of Choice Act"


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You Have Sinned

Obama will lead his sheep to slaughter

For those that help put Obama in office:
Obama has vowed to eliminate all restrictions After he passes the FOCA act, I pray it is not YOUR daughter that gets taken to get an abortion without YOUR consent.
I pray it is not your grandchild that is delivered feet first and then stabbed in the back of the neck!

You are your brothers keeper and those that helped elect Obama , you have failed miserablly to protect your most vulnerable brothers and sisters!

You Have Sinned!!

"The lesser of two evils is still evil."
One of the better political video montages that I have seen. Pro life stance.

Hear the 1st thing Obama is going to do if he comes to be president.

Also, just for good measure, Hitler killed 6 million Jews. Look at home many Americans we have killed.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Decision '08: What's the difference on abortion?

Recent news stories
Organizers get out the vote
Monday, November 03, 2008
On this last day before the election, local Obama and McCain organizers are working hard to get out the vote.

Decision '08: What's the difference on abortion?
Saturday, November 01, 2008
In the final installment of our series "What's the Difference?", we examine the candidate's positions on abortion


On this last day before the election, local Obama and McCain organizers are working hard to get out the vote.